The “cashless store” model has been spreading in the retail sector since Amazon created its own, Amazon Go, which opened to the public in 2018 in the United States. These are automatic stores, where it is no longer necessary to queue at the checkout or even scan your products: the store with cameras and sensors does it for you. All you have to do is pay at the end of the journey, on a tablet or payment terminal.
In France, Carrefour and Auchan are experimenting
The first of its kind germinated in the mind of an American entrepreneur, Mike Rivalto, who launched the SmartMart brand in 2011. And Amazon popularized the concept, which is also being emulated in France. Carrefour comes by …